Active Release Technique (ART)

Whenever we have any type of “injury” to a muscle or tendon, adhesions form to bind the injured tissues together. These adhesions act like a strong glue and leads to tightness and weakness of the soft tissues.

Active release technique is a soft tissue method that focuses on breaking up the adhesions by locating specific areas of tightness and applying tension combined with active and passive stretching movements. The goal of ART is to restore normal mobility and “glide” between muscle tissue and nerves. Some of the problems most commonly relieved through ART treatments include:

· Shoulder impingement/pain/tightness

· Tennis elbow/golfers elbow

· Carpal tunnel syndrome

Scheduling: Contact Emily Hodge at (615) 943-9933 or

Pricing: $35 a visit for a limited time (cash or check)

Emily Hodge PT, Certified ART Upper Extremity Provider